Right now I'm trying to use PHP to do a binary search on the result
set so I don't have to traverse the entire result set.
I'm using PHP's mysql_data_seek() to move the pointer within the
result set and looking at the data.
What do people think of this approach?
On Mar 22, 2007, at 11:21 AM, James Tu wrote:
> Is there some quick way to do the following in MySQL? (I know I
> can use PHP to search through the result set, but I wanted to see
> if there's a quick way using some sort of query)
> Let's say I know that Joe is from Maine.
> I want to do a query of all employees from Maine, ordered by hiring
> date, and figure out where Joe falls in that list. (i.e. which
> record number is he?)
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